EMC XtremIO 4.0 launched: what’s new

EMC has launched XtremIO 4.0 as a free software update to existing XtremIO customers, offering new functionality and better performance.

The storage vendor said new 40TB X-Brick building blocks double the density of previous XtremIO systems to support bigger, faster clusters.

Newest XtremIO all-flash array delivers mission-critical protection, petabyte-scale configurations and up to 33 percent more performance.

XtremIO 4.0 includes enhanced support for hybrid cloud and private cloud storage services for scale-out storage consolidation across all workloads, said EMC.

EMC believes that XtremIO version 4.0 will enable the company to gain more in the solid state array market. Gartner says EMC held the #1 market share position in 2014, with a 31.1 percent share, which is over a ten percentage point share lead. This lead was almost exclusively driven by sales of XtremIO.

The company said XtremIO 4.0 more than doubles previous density with 40TBs per X-Brick and by offering configurations of up to eight 40TB X-Bricks.

EMC XtremIO 4.0 launched
What’s new in XtremIO 4.0
EMC said Data on XtremIO arrays can be replicated to other XtremIO arrays or any array supported by RecoverPoint. XtremIO replication delivers up to one-minute Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), even when replicating at data center scale with flash-array levels of workload and data change rates.

EMC is introducing a new 40TB X-Brick building block, which is double the density of previous XtremIO systems. In addition, XtremIO clusters now scale up to eight X-Bricks with 16 N-way active controllers (up from 12), capable of delivering petabytes of effective capacity in a single rack through inline data reduction and space-efficient copies.

XtremIO arrays now can be non-disruptively expanded for performance and capacity, with automatic rebalancing and no application downtime.

XtremIO 4.0 allows single pane of glass management for multiple XtremIO clusters from a common XtremIO Management Server (XMS).

This apart, XtremIO 4.0 supports more hosts per array, more X-Bricks per array and more snapshots than before.

Baburajan K
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